The Waiver Wire: Week 7

Week 7 and the season is more than half over. Where does the time go? Whether you’re 6-0, 0-6 or anywhere in between DFF is here to help you. We’ll provide you with options for your Dynasty or Redraft leagues to get you through the various injuries and bye weeks. Don’t shy away from targeting these players in trades if they’re already owned in your league(s). And because man or woman can not survive on waiver wire content alone don’t forget to check out all of our other content to help you dominate your leagues. We have podcasts (I’m partial to the DynastyTradesHQ podcast), start/sits, IDP and even DFS content for your check out every week.

Shane Says:


Chad Kelly: So it has begun!

Never mind.

Despite Keenum being able to come back into Sunday’s game against the Rams and throw for 322 yards and two touchdowns the Broncos ultimately lost again. With the loss, the Broncos have fallen to 2-4, and it will soon be time to see what they have in Kelly. Hold onto him if you’ve picked him up already.

Wide Receiver

Josh Reynolds: The Cooper Kupp injury looked bad when it happened.

Somehow Kupp was able to play in the 2nd half but ended his day with 0 receptions on 1 lonesome target. Reynolds produced next to nothing this week, with -2 yards on 1 reception and 2 targets. If Kupp is forced to miss anytime due to the ankle injury, Reynolds would be the next man up.

Christian Kirk: Kirk is undoubtedly owned in every dynasty league, he’s also likely owned in most redraft leagues. If he’s available in a redraft league, pick him up now. If you don’t own him in a dynasty league trade for him. Kirk’s price is going to rise as he continues to grow with Josh Rosen. The rookie has exceeded 75 yards receiving in 3 of the last 4 games. Since Josh Rosen has taken over starter duties, Kirk has averaged 13.4 fantasy points per game, opposed to the 8.03 per game he averaged with Sam Bradford as the starter. It should be noted that Kirk has done this while only running 34% of his snaps out of his natural slot position. Once Larry Fitzgerald retires Kirk will produce at obscene rates.

Jermaine Kearse: All week I debated whether or not to start Quincy Enunwa. Coming off being shut out and maybe an injured hand I risked it and started him. Thankfully Enuwna wasn’t shut out this week, and his hand was fine.  But…Enunwa left the game with a serious looking ankle injury in the 2nd quarter and will get an MRI on that ankle Monday. Through the first five weeks of the season, Enunwa had a robust 28.6% target share, or 8.4 targets per game if you prefer. With it looking likely Enunwa misses some time someone needs to absorb those targets. On Sunday that someone was Jermaine Kearse, who brought in 9 of 10 targets for 94 yards.

If Kearse can become the #1 target during Enunwa’s absence and garner 8 targets per game, he will produce. In games with 8 or more targets, Kearse has averaged 14.7 fantasy points per game in his career. Entering Sunday that would be good enough for the WR30 on a per game basis in 2018. If he can garner a more realistic 6 targets per game, which Kearse has done so in 30 career games, he has averaged 9.77 fantasy points. That’s someone you can start in most 12 team leagues and every league with more than 12 teams.

If not Kearse than perhaps Terrelle Pryor can become a thing again. Pryor certainly was a thing on Sunday. After seeing his snap share, routes run and targets crater since his week two 4 reception, 84-yard day performance Pryor came alive again Sunday. He dropped 5 for 57 and touchdown on the woeful Colts on 6 targets. Pryor did injure his groin, so monitor his status before you blow a ton of FAAB on him.

It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyway. If Robby Anderson is floating around your waiver wire go get him.

Tight End

C.J. Uzomah: With the news that Tyler Kroft could miss the rest of the season with a foot injury Uzomah is the last man standing for the Bengals tight ends. Sunday saw Uzomah have a career day with 6 receptions for 54 yards on 7 targets. The only other tight ends on the roster are Mason Schreck and Matt Lengel, so this now Uzomah’s show.

Do you play in 2TE leagues? If so go pick up the just mentioned Mason Schreck. Schreck is an above average athlete who had a 90th percentile Dominator Rating during his time at Buffalo. The way injuries continue to decimate the tight end position it doesn’t hurt to make a preemptive move. 


Mitch Says:

Wide Receiver

Although it might seem like the entire Seattle passing game should be avoided, David Moore should be added in deep leagues. He is apparently eating up the role that Brandon Marshall was supposed to have. He’s a big-bodied receiver that could be a red zone threat with injuries to Will Dissly and Nick Vannett. Look for Moore to keep drawing targets on short routes and in the red zone. This all makes him an appealing bye week replacement in deep leagues.

Willie Snead has had himself a strong few weeks while flying under the radar in Baltimore. But the dynamic young receiver has been pulling targets away from John Brown. Snead has now caught at least 5 passes for 50 yards in his last 3 games. In PPR redraft leagues, he’s definitely a worthwhile stash for a bye-week filler.

Running Back

This situation is still a timeshare, but Marlon Mack looked really solid in the work that he got on the ground after shaking off a very rough start. He still has limited appeal in PPR formats. But in standard redraft leagues, he’s a usable FLEX with room to grow. The Colts’ offense desperately needs weapons, and Mack might just end up being an ideal player to fill a bigger role.

After playing terribly and heading into a Week 5 bye, Peyton Barber shocked everyone by working as the clear lead back on Sunday. He’s owned in 35% of Yahoo leagues and should be rostered everywhere in redraft. Ronald Jones was the epitome of an afterthought in this game, and it seems clear that the Bucs aren’t ready to trust him to be a starter. This opens the door in a big way for Barber to lock down a bellcow role. Albeit for a weak Bucs team.

Tight End

A popular pre-season sleeper, Ricky Seals-Jones might just be ready to come to fruition. He bounced back from a brutal Week 5 (which saw him haul zero of his 6 targets in) and put up 5 catches on 6 targets for 56 yards this week. Josh Rosen is starting to look like the real deal, and if he keeps his needle pointed up, the rest of the team (RSJ included) will likely join him for the ride.

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